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A major Indonesian media company, MNC Group has just
launched a video portal called MeTube and the website resembles its American role
model, YouTube.
Visually it has a look of its own but many elements are
noticeably similar.
MeTube is a mix of MNC’s own shows and videos uploaded by partner sites or
individual users. The site allows you to browse clips from different categories
and they even have their own talk shows and comedy series highlighted on the
home page.
However film director, Joko Anwar and founder of
Malesbanget, Christian Sugiono were not impressed.
Anwar pointed out that their content is not filtered
thoroughly and revealed a number of explicit videos which is illegal in
Indonesia, whereas Sugiono was upset that a MeTube user had uploaded a number
of Malesbanget clips to the website without any permission.
Anwar raised the question to the authorities as Vimeo is
blocked for the very same reason in the archipelago.
Meanwhile, MeTube has since removed the videos pointed out
by the men, which means that they are taking action to remain relevant and to
avoid public criticism.
Unfortunately, their shares have fallen ever since the
arrival of Netflix as people might view Netflix’s vast content superior to the
local brand.
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